Groups Prod Senate to Undo Obama’s Fracking Rule as Deadline Nears

Washington Examiner reports on a coalition letter signed by CEI to urge senators to pass a bill repealing an Obama-era climate change rule. 

“The rule is entirely unnecessary,” read a joint letter sent by the groups to senators Wednesday. “The EPA found that methane emissions fell by 13 percent from 2011-2014. The EPA also found that methane emissions from hydraulic fracturing fell 81 percent between 2012 and 2014. This drop in methane emissions occurred even as U.S. oil and gas production has significantly increased due to the shale revolution.”

The letter included the American Energy Alliance, Competitive Enterprise Institute, Americans for Tax Reform, Americans for Prosperity, American Commitment, FreedomWorks, American Council for Capital Formation, Taxpayers Protection Alliance, Coalition Opposed to Additional Spending and Taxes (COAST), Frontiers of Freedom, and Institute for Liberty.

The letter was sent to all senators, urging them to pile pressure on the GOP leadership to pass the bill before the May 11 deadline.

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